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Old 04-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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OP my understanding was that the F-250's came with load range E tires as standard equipment, just curious with what yours has on it now

What is on it are load range C Continental Contitrac TRs. I assume they are the OEM tires, but I don't know for sure. It is an 08 truck, but I bought it used in 09 with 19K miles on it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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I have the LTX AT michelins, nice quiet ride and endless tread life.
Very stiff sidewalls virtually eliminate that "soft" squirelly feel.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:01 AM   #13
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What is on it are load range C Continental Contitrac TRs. I assume they are the OEM tires, but I don't know for sure. It is an 08 truck, but I bought it used in 09 with 19K miles on it.
Well, I was wrong. Went back out and looked at the tires again and they are, in fact, load range E Continental ContitracTRs. They are worn quite a bit (but only 37K miles) and are nearly four years old, so I'm gonna go ahead and get the Michelins anyway. I am a little confused as to why the camper dealer told me I needed to get me a set of 10 ply tires, though. He may have just been talking about the age of the tires.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:59 AM   #14
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My 2006 Chev 2500 came with Bridgestone 245-Es. Worked great. My '98 had 245-Es, went with some 265-Ds when replacing (3030 vs. 3000# rating). A couple of tires gave up after 40,000 miles with a fair amount of tread left yet. Wayne
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:51 PM   #15
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Well, I was wrong. Went back out and looked at the tires again and they are, in fact, load range E Continental ContitracTRs. They are worn quite a bit (but only 37K miles) and are nearly four years old, so I'm gonna go ahead and get the Michelins anyway. I am a little confused as to why the camper dealer told me I needed to get me a set of 10 ply tires, though. He may have just been talking about the age of the tires.

In most circles if someone says 10 ply tires they really mean load rated E tires (usually C = 6 ply = 50 psi, D = 8 ply = 65 psi, E = 10 ply = 80 psi and so on, it really refers to the pressure they can run rather than a direct load rating). It's easier to use the load index for comparing actual load carrying capacity (see attached chart). So my Michelin LTX M/S2 LT265/70R17 LRE are indexed at 121 for reference.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:05 PM   #16
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Well, I was wrong. Went back out and looked at the tires again and they are, in fact, load range E Continental ContitracTRs. They are worn quite a bit (but only 37K miles) and are nearly four years old, so I'm gonna go ahead and get the Michelins anyway. I am a little confused as to why the camper dealer told me I needed to get me a set of 10 ply tires, though. He may have just been talking about the age of the tires.
The dealer may have said that as just a general comment - but on a good note since the OEM 's were LRE the rims should be as well and will be rated to support the 80 PSI for max load etc. if they are. If you had C's or D's on the truck you may also have needed rims to go up the load range scale.

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Well, I was wrong. Went back out and looked at the tires again and they are, in fact, load range E Continental ContitracTRs. They are worn quite a bit (but only 37K miles) and are nearly four years old, so I'm gonna go ahead and get the Michelins anyway. I am a little confused as to why the camper dealer told me I needed to get me a set of 10 ply tires, though. He may have just been talking about the age of the tires.
Sounds like your dealer doesn't know that tire rated in "plies' is old school, and just assumed they were not tuff enough.
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X3 or is it X4 on the Michelin LTX. Mine are LTX/AS load range E. They wear like granite! 65k on in law's Dodge truck, just now thinking about replacement, mostly because of their age! I love them, well worth the small bit extra cost. Randy
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I just bought a set of Firestone Transforce Ht for my truck, dont really like the way they feel, they have what I can describe a "spongy" feel, does anyone else have a set of these? if so whats your opinion?
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:59 PM   #20
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Hope this chart helps you.
On an F-250, you want E Range tires.
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